Stan Bishop

Stan Bishop’s career in journalism began in April 2008 as a reporter for The VOICE newspaper in Saint Lucia, covering current affairs, politics, tourism, environmental issues, business, arts and entertainment and human interest stories. He also had two weekly columns in The VOICE, namely “Strictly Business” and “If You Asked Me”.

In September 2012, Bishop was among the first batch of students in the one-year Journalism and Media Studies course run by Monroe College (St. Lucia) campus from which he graduated with a certificate in that field.

He has also covered assignments further afield: in Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of China (Taiwan), Morocco, and Israel.
From March 2017 to February 2018, he was Editor of The VOICE.    

In 2002, Bishop won the Gold Medal for Poetry at the M&C Fine Arts Awards. A year later, he won the Main Literary Prize.

Bishop is now a freelance writer and has written features and advertorials for Saint Lucia Business Focus Magazine, OECS Business Focus Magazine; has served as a correspondent for the Associated Press and done freelance work for ABC News; and also produced work for other publications and clients.

In October 2018, he started his online blog, Imij Ink, the vision of which is to chronicle the stories, images and videos that inspire, invigorate and inform.

Bishop now studies Brand Management at The UWI Open Campus (Saint Lucia) and facilitates workshops on creative writing and journalism.